Weekly architecture magazine Building Design has published my photographs of architect Greg Penoyre (of Penoyre & Prasad) visiting his ‘inspiration’. Greg chose the Golden Lane housing estate in central London, designed by his former employer Chamberlain, Powell and Bon. The first phase was completed in 1957 and it’s one of my favourite London estates.
We were very fortunate to get access to the Le Corbusier-inspired roof garden on top of the 16 storey Great Arthur House, which has been closed for health and safety reasons for more than a decade (apparently daredevil and very foolhardy youngsters would skateboard on the cantilevered concrete swoop). However, we had less fun with residents and were stopped on several occasions by people challenging us for taking photographs despite our full permission to be there.
You can read the article here> (behind paywall).